Monday, October 20, 2008

Dangerous Chocolate Cake In A Mug

My friend, Diana, sent me this recipe. She said she hadn't tried it, but she knew I probably would.

Well, of course I did. It had chocolate in it.

This is really good, and it actually works!

It would be awesome for late-night cravings; just enough for one or two servings instead of an entire cake..........
Add some drizzles of chocolate syrup and some Cool Whip...ooh! or canned frosting!

The batter does rise up way over the top of the mug, but doesn't run down the side.

Be careful not to overcook--our microwave is higherthan 1000 watts, and three minutes was a dab too long--dried the cakes out a little bit. Anyway, give it a try! .......and be sure to watch it the whole time it's baking in the microwave!!!

1 coffee mug
4 Tbsp. cake flour (plain, not self-rising)
4 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1 egg
3 Tbsp. milk
3 Tbsp. oil
Small splash of vanilla
3 Tbsp. chocolate chips, optional

Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well with a fork. Add egg, mix thoroughly. Pour in milk and oil and vanilla, mix well. Add chips, if using. Put mug in microwave, and cook for three minutes on 1000 watts. Cake will rise over top of mug--do not be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little; tip onto a plate if desired. Eat! (This can serve two if you want to feel slightly more virtuous.)

And WHY is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only five minutes away from chocolate cake any time of the day or night!!!

(the possible variations on this are infinite. I used Dark Chocolate could use rum instead of the vanilla....or amaretto extract....any kind of chips....oh my...)


  1. Hi Amy,
    I don't even bake or cook but it sounds great (and easy). Dangerous? Well, compared to my dinner last night -- "Black Pork Belly" roasted on a spit in the middle of the dinner table -- not so much ...

  2. Oh NO!! This sounds completely dangerous.... I'll be trying it tomorow heh! heh!

  3. I bet my younger guys would love to make them! Sounds really Yummy.
    Can't wait to try it!

  4. I have heard of this and may give it a try. MY diet won't thank you, but my sould and greedy hips will!

  5. Oh my Gosh, that sounds so good! And I want some chocolate now,but boo hoo, I dont have any!
    I'm off to the grocery store tomorrow to try this!

  6. Are you mental? I'm not putting chips in a cake!
    What kind of freaky eater are you?
    Chips go with fish, not cake.
    Bleurgh <-thats the sound of me puking at the thought of your chips and chocolate cake.


  7. This is low carb, right? LOL!

  8. Oh that sounds so delicious!! I am in a severe chocolate mood these days LOL.

  9. Oh yummy!! I'm definitely going to give this a try! Where's the photo? We must get you into posting some "food porn" with the things you cook! Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm! :-)

  10. LOL at Marty's comment!

    I'm not touching this one with a 10 foot pole. It sounds way too easy!

  11. Dangerous, Indeed!
    I'll be trying this. Soon!

    :) Leigh

  12. OMG....

    I won't have a clean cup in the house now.

  13. umm...pretty please with a cherry on top?!

    LOL. I think this may be love!

  14. Now why would you post this when you know I need to lose weight????
    Sounds like a little piece of heaven...mmmmmm.

    Love ya!~



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